Fmr president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan in company of the Oracle, Pita Obi, the national chairman of PDP, Alhaji Ahmed Makarfi, PDP governors, their deputies and top shots in the big party in grand finale rally holding at All Saints Cathedral in Onitsha in solidarity to Oseloka Henry Obaze (OHO) November 18 governorship election in Anambra State.
It’s no doubt, Anambra is traditionally a PDP state.
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*Anambra Poll: Oseloka Henry Obaze, the Sore Loser Cries*
Statement from a *sore loser!*
Forwarded as received.
OHO Press Release: 17/35 of 19 November, 2017
Statement Attributable to Mr. Oseloka H. Obaze, PDP Governorship Candidate on the election results in Anambra State
The Anambra State governorship election results just released by INEC, *does not reflect the realities of the votes cast on 18 November by the Anambra electorate.*
The over voting and inconsistencies between the counted ballots and card reader data remains exceedingly worrisome.
The uniformity of the incumbent governor wining twenty-one local governments is a political aberration in the context of Anambra politics.
The election results as reported, shows that nothing matters to the Anambra electorate. The people have spoken. They have taken a cursory long term view of what they wish for Anambra State.
*My Reply to OHO*
Dear OHO, you ought to be aware that Anambra Governorship election was free and fair, and in essence Ndi-Anambra has rejected godfatherism and therefore do not reward injustice with victory.
I will advise stooge OHO to join hand with Gov. Willie M. Obiano and all well meaning Anambrarians in building a better Anambra.
Ndi-Anambra has spoken.
Obiano Mourns Ekwueme
The Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Maduaburochukwu Obiano has described the demise of the former Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme as a huge loss to Nigeria.
Reacting to the news of the death from his Aguleri country home where he had gone to mark his victory in the last Saturday’s election with his family, Governor Obiano said that he was yet to come to terms with the reality of Dr Ekwueme’s death as it was hard to contemplate the void that his passage has created.
“A great iroko has fallen. Nigeria has lost a statesman. Ndigbo have lost an illustrious son. Anambra has lost a father. But I have lost both a father and a friend. I have lost a mentor. This is a big loss on all fronts,” the Governor declared.
Narrating the direct influence the late statesman had had on him, Governor Obiano further said, “I was close to Dr Ekwueme. I sought his advice on so many things and he was always ready to help. He attended every major event we have held in the past three years in our efforts to make Anambra a better place. You always knew where you stood with him on any issue. His death is a big personal loss to me,” Governor Obiano explained.
The governor further lamented that the elder statesman passed away at a trying period in the life of the nation when his bridge-building talent was most needed.
Describing him as the “architect” of a balanced Nigeria, Governor Obiano observed that only few Nigerians living or dead could match Dr Ekwueme’s contributions to a fair and just federation in the nation’s seemingly endless search for peace and equity.
He pointed out that even in his last days, Dr Ekwueme fought gallantly to ensure that equity prevailed in his home state of Anambra, speaking out fearlessly in favour of sustaining the geopolitical balance that has entrenched peace in the state.
“Dr Ekwueme’s life is an open book that should inspire generations of Nigerians who need a beacon to guide them into evolving as true patriots who are willing to make sacrifices for the greatness of the country. He is an icon whose place is assured in our hearts in Anambra State,” Governor Obiano further observed.
According to him, Dr Ekwueme’s legacy would never die because whenever the story of modern Nigeria is told, Alex Ekwueme’s name would be remembered.
“I wish to express my deepest condolences to the illustrious Ekwueme family and the people of Oko, his home town and to Ndi Anambra in general. Ndonu Ndi Anambra. I pray that God Almighty will give us the fortitude to bear this grave loss,” Governor Obiano further added.